Social care

The Department of Health works to define policy and guidance for delivering a social care system that provides care equally for all, while enabling people to retain their independence, control and dignity.

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Review of activities for Self Care Week 2012

Following the success of Self Care Week 2012, the Self Care Forum has published a review of activities. It includes a round up of web traffic, resources, local events and … Read more → – Review of activities for Self Care Week 2012

Review of Liverpool Care Pathway outlined

The review looking at how the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is being used in practice is to be chaired by crossbench peer Baroness Julia Neuberger. Baroness Neuberger, who is Senior … Read more → – Review of Liverpool Care Pathway outlined

New Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships announced

Jon Rouse

Jon Rouse has been confirmed as the new Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health. His responsibilities will include: policies on care … Read more → – New Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships announced

Jeremy Hunt challenges NHS to go paperless by 2018

Jeremy Hunt Health Secretary with NHS nurses

The NHS should go paperless by 2018 to save billions, improve services and help meet the challenges of an ageing population, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will say today. In a … Read more → – Jeremy Hunt challenges NHS to go paperless by 2018

New study highlights positive impact of digital technology in health and social care

The potential benefits to staff and patients of greater use of information and digital technology in the NHS and social care are shown in a new study, published today. The … Read more → – New study highlights positive impact of digital technology in health and social care

Alzheimer’s Society publishes data on dementia diagnosis rates

The Alzheimer’s Society has released new data on the rates of dementia diagnosis in the UK. It shows wide variation between areas with, for example, 31.6% of people with dementia … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society publishes data on dementia diagnosis rates

Competition launched to support mental health sufferers and end of life care

Businesses are being encouraged to come up with new products or services that will help improve the experience of people with mental health illnesses and people the end of their … Read more → – Competition launched to support mental health sufferers and end of life care